Nourish Ingredients Adds $5.8 Million To Further Scientific Research and Commercialise Products for Tastier Plant-Based Proteins
Announcement: Dr Anna El Tachy — Chief Technical Officer and Founder Director
The Nourish Ingredient team and I are thrilled to announce $5.8 million in government funding and grants to spur innovation and talent development through collaborations across leading universities and institutions.
Through 11 PhD and Postdoctoral fellowship grants and partnerships with the Australian National University, The University of Queensland, and Macquarie University, we will enable new talent growth in areas of high demand, such as synthetic biology, precision fermentation and engineering. This builds upon existing partnerships with Flinders University, Queensland University of Technology and The University of Western Australia — which have been extended this year.
The funds will be used to scale our operations, investing in state-of-the-art robotics and equipment. This initiative builds out the ecosystem for talent and food innovators and will contribute to the broader scientific community. It will also contribute to our product development and create new capabilities in the workforce for plant-based foods.
University partnerships help construct an enabling ecosystem — one that grants unique access to food-grade fermentation facilities and secures both local specialists and synthetic biology talent in a competitive market. In doing so, we aim to solve the lack of people and manufacturing capabilities in Australia by building the needed infrastructure and skills to match the pace of the growing plant-based food sector.
These collaborations reflect our commitment to driving innovation and fostering talent development in precision fermentation
“By working closely with educational institutions, we are creating an environment that nurtures creativity, encourages cross-disciplinary research, and propels us forward in our mission to transform the alternative protein industry. We are lucky at Nourish Ingredients to have a world-class team already in-house, and we’re always looking to add to this”
We want to build a community to share research and develop an exciting range of new products.
Dr Anna El Tachy — Chief Technical Officer and Founder Director